1. birth, beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset

usage: the time when something begins (especially life); "they divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election signaled the birth of a new age"

2. birth, nativity, nascency, nascence, change, alteration, modification

usage: the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their first child"

3. parturition, birth, giving birth, birthing, organic process, biological process

usage: the process of giving birth

4. parentage, birth, kinship, family relationship, relationship

usage: the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents

5. birth, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: a baby born; an offspring; "the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births"


1. give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have, produce, bring forth

usage: cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!"

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